Hello everyone! Jarrod went to the doctors yesterday for his follow up visit and is going back for more xrays june 5th and will find out about surgery on that day. He says he is doing ok but the debris behind his right knee causes him alot of pain. He is looking forward to seeing you all at the forum saturday morning so everyone can STAND STRONG in Boston, thank you for the love and support, and lets keep the tornado victims in our thoughts and prayers, Paula
Jarrod is in great spirits these days. He got to go to that awesome Bruins game last nite. He surprised me on mothers day and we had a nice time. He is walking better but says his right leg is always painful.I hope you can all go to Boston this Sunday May 19th and meet us at the Marathon finish line. He is looking forward to the day that all the victims are home from the Hospital. I thank you so much for your concern and support and lets all stay STRONG!! God Bless, love, Paula
Jarrod leaves rehab today yeah!!!! He will now go to outpatient 3 or 4 times a week for his rehab. I'll keep you posted as to his next surgery. Thank you again for all your support and prayers.
Good morning everyone!! Went to see Jarrod yesterday at Spaulding. Hes in the new facility and its just awesome. Hes got a great view of the harbor and he likes it alot. So many of his friends and family have come to see him. He was in a great mood and his spitits and attitude was the best I've seen so far. cant thank everyone enough for all the concern, prayers and gifts you've given my son and believe me he is so grateful. Thank You again, love Paula
Hello my family and friends. They sent Jarrod to Spaulding Rehab and he says his friends are there also and they are doing good. I am going there first thing in the morning and I'll keep you posted .All the support , prayers, and help is greatly appreciated and I thank you so much, love Paula
Lets take just a moment to say a prayer that all goes well in surgery tomorrow. I love you Jarrod!!
Thank You everyone for all the help for my son, Jarrod. Hopefully the surgery will go well on Monday and your prayers are appreciated, always Paula
Jarrod seems to be doing ok. He is going to have another surgery on monday and I'm sure he will be fine .He is so thankful for all the support and prayers everyone has sent, Thank you to all my family, friends, and the people I dont know personally for helping my son, God Bless, Paula
My Son Jarrod...
My son Jarrod Clowery, was severely injured in the
bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Having been right next to the second explosion, and with several
friends, he was taken to the ER at Brigham & Women's hospital. Since the explosion happened, 37 pieces of
shrapnel have been removed, including nails, ball bearings and bee-bees yet
there are so many more left inside that cannot be taken out. Jarrod has suffered third degree burns to his
back and flash burns on his face, arms and legs too. The concussion from the blast has taken away
most of his hearing, the doctor's say he only has about 15% of it right now,
and there's no telling how much he may recover.
He really has to be looking right at you to see your lips move to
understand what you're saying; you can't just call for him from behind and
expect a response.
From the moment Jarrod got out of surgery, he's
selflessly been concerned only about his friends and not worried about his own
health and condition. His friends J.P.,
Paul (brothers) and Mark all lost one of their legs in the blast and they're
roofers who'll never be able to work in what they know ever again. Jarrod's compassion and love for other people
is so easy to see, he still lights up the room and makes everyone laugh. It's awful to see your child in pain, you
just want to take it away and put it on yourself so they don't suffer anymore
but it's the opposite, he takes my pain and the pain of others away with
laughter and joy.
Jarrod loved working in carpentry and construction and
was looking forward to getting back into the busy season, but now due to his
injuries he won't be able to work again for a really long time. It's going to be a long road ahead; he's
going to need so much help with things both physically and emotionally, so I am
hoping to raise money to help relieve my son of the financial burdens that will
most assuredly follow. We have received
and outpouring of prayers and kind words, from so many people, and are so
thankful for all of them. Jarrod has
said he is so thankful!
An interview with Jarrod:
If you would like to send donations by check directly to
the bank, an account has been opened at the National Grand Bank of Marblehead,
Jarrod Clowery Fund
C/O National Grand Bank
PO Box 4
Marblehead, MA 01945
Words cannot express how thankful we are for your
kindness and support. THANK YOU SOOOO